Archive for the ‘Monuments’ category

Purana Qila

April 30th, 2010

Purana Qila, Delhi Purana Qila ramparts, and lake outside it, Delhi Purana Qila (, Urdu: پُرانا قلعہ, translation: Old Fort), is the inner citadel of the city of Dina-panah, founded by the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun in 1533 and completed five years later. Purana Qila and its environs flourished as the sixth city of Delhi. […]

Parliament of India

April 30th, 2010

Parliament of India The Parliament of India (or Sansad Bhawan) is the supreme bicameral legislative body of the federal government of the Republic of India. It consists of the office of President of India and two Chambers, the House of People, known as the Lok Sabha and the Council of States, known as the Rajya […]

Madurai Meenakshi Temple

April 30th, 2010

Lotus Temple

April 30th, 2010

Lotus Temple The Bahá’í House of Worship in Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape, is a Bahá’í House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. It has won numerous architectural awards […]

Jantar Mantar

April 30th, 2010

JANTAR MANTAR The Yantra Mantra (literally the ‘instrument and formula’ and often called the Jantar Mantar), is located in the modern city of New Delhi, Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards, and is one of five built by him, as he was […]

Jain Saint

April 30th, 2010

India Gate

April 30th, 2010

 INDIA GATE The 42-metre tall India Gate is situated such that many important roads spread out from it. Traffic passing around India Gate used to be continuous until the roads were closed to the public due to terrorist threats. The lawns around Rajpath are thronged by people during the evening, when the India Gate is […]

Golden Temple

April 29th, 2010

The Harmandir Sahib is considered the holiest shrine by Sikhs. The 11th and eternal Guru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is present inside it. It is moved to the Sri Akal Takhat Sahib at around 10 PM and then moved back from there to Sri Harmandir Sahib at 4.45 AM,[3] site contains the time schedule, […]

Gate Way of India

April 29th, 2010

The Gateway of India (Marathi: भारताचे प्रवेशद्वार) is a monument in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. Located on the waterfront in Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, the Gateway is a basalt arch 26 metres (85 ft) high. It was a crude jetty used by fisher folks and was later renovated and used as a landing place for […]

Char Minor

April 29th, 2010

Charminar (Hindi: चार मीनार, Telugu: చార్ మినార్, Urdu: چار مینار,) meaning “Mosque of the Four Minarets” and “Four Towers” is the most famous mosque and monument in the city of Hyderabad, capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the 5th ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty built Charminar in […]